Monday, 30 September 2013

Film to burn?

Most of us photographers have heard the expression "film to burn". I thought about it recently when I saw this.

There was a piece on the news earlier this week about the lighting of the Olympic flame before it begins its journey to Sochi for 2014.

I saw the wide shot of the flame being lit but then, as the camera zoomed in, I saw what looked like a piece of 35mm film being used as the accelerant.

Wide shot

 Close up

What do you think?

Here's a video of what I saw.


This small humorous piece was picked up and reproduced by two of my favourite sites. This resulted in a 50% surge of visitors. The two sites were Petapixel and Gizmodo. Ken Lacouture has also mentioned it on his blog.


  1. If this turns out to be some of the missing footage from Greed I’m going to be pissed…

  2. Thanks for the comment Ken. I almost spat out my tea, reading that!